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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Matches up at HOF

These are the songs/albums our fans are voting on this week at our sister site HOF.When the voting ends on Saturday, one of these songs will be our Featured Video on our HOF YouTube channel.

Random Album Match
Just for fun

Which album is better?

Silver Album
Bigger Than Both of Us

Which era do you prefer?
Their careers

Which era do you prefer?
70s
80s
90s
2000s

Everytime You Go Away
Which version do you prefer?

Album recording
Live at the Apollo recording
VH1/Do it For Love/or any current version

Rarities Tournament
What songs do you want to see compete?

Pick your 8 Favorites!!!
Ice
What's Important to Me
Love You Like a Brother
Time's Up
No Brain, No Pain
Rip it Up
Philadelphia Freedom
Can't Help Falling in Love with You
Don't Let Me Down
Julia
Love Train
Backstabbers
Finally Seen the Light (Daryl solo)
Gloryland (Daryl solo)
Mona Lisa's Eyes (John solo)
Time Will Tell (John solo)
All the Way From Philadelphia
You Are My Weakness
It Must Be
Without You
And That's What Hurts

Charley v. Charley
Pick your favorite sax solo!

Pick your top 2!!
Maneater
I Can't Go For That
One on One
Say it Isn't So

In order to vote, you must be a member of HOF, so why not sign up and help vote! Let your voice be heard and influence which Hall and Oates classics are our favorites!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Weekly Match: CHAMPIONS!!

Lightweight Tourney 2 champion is Romeo is Bleeding winning 6-4 over Talking All Night

Daryl v. Daryl Tourney champion is Cab Driver winning 6-5 over Philly Mood

Album v. Album champion is Abandoned Luncheonette winning 8-2 over Marigold Sky

John v. John champion is It Girl winning 6-5 over 1000 Miles of Life

Romeo Is Bleeding is our featured video this week on our YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/HallAndOatesForever

Great voting this week and over the course of these tournaments!!! New tournaments coming some time in May!!!!

My commentary:
I love Romeo is Bleeding. It's a fantastic way to start the Marigold Sky where Daryl was trying to capture the different shades of Hall and Oates thru the years. This is a great rock n soul song. Lyrics are thoughtful and the chorus with the echo is phenomenal. Talking All Night is certainly a fun dance song that keeps with the dance/soul/rock of Ooh Yeah.

Cab Driver and Philly Mood, in my opinion, are Daryl's top 2 Philly-influenced songs. This is Daryl at his best as a solo artist. While Dreamtime may have been his most successful in terms of chart rankings, these 2 are most consistent who he is. In fact, the other 2 semifinalists, Stop Lovin Me and Someone Like You, round out his best rock n soul composing.

Abandoned Luncheonette is flawless. From start to finish, it is amazing. The songs flow one right into the other. D and J show amazing maturity on only their 2nd recording. It has stood the test of time and deserves to win. Glad they're playing so many songs from this album. Marigold Sky is also an amazing recording. I was surprised it made it to the finals over other recordings but I enjoy the album very much. I could listen to Throw the Roses Away over and over.

I was honestly shocked that It Girl won the John tournament. I had no idea the song was so well liked!! I think it's a good song but never imagined it would go so far!!! 1000 Miles of Life is a totally different song and is very introspective about how much time and moments we waste along life's journeys.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Daryl & John to appear on CD to benefit Stutterers

http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2009-04-23-listen-stutterers_N.htm


'Listen' aims to help stutterers


A new CD collection will raise money for those who stutter.


By Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY
A variety of pop and musical-theater artists have joined with Our Time Theatre Company, a non-profit group devoted to helping young people who stutter, on Listen, due June 23.
Recorded at Jon Bon Jovi's studio, the album features 15 songs written by such teens and pre-teens. Performers include Carly Simon, Duncan Sheik and Daryl Hall and John Oates, alongside Mandy Patinkin and other Broadway stars such as Kelli O'Hara, Adam Pascal, Michael Cerveris and Sherie Rene Scott.
Simon, who "had a debilitating stammer for most of my life," was inspired by group founder Taro Alexander, who "has contributed his gifts (so that) having a stammer or a stutter has grace and originality, and does not have to be hidden in the dark chambers of shame."

Thursday, April 23, 2009

NARM Honors Daryl Hall and John Oates For Sustained Creative Achievement

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/narm-honors-daryl-hall-and-john-oates-for-sustained-creative-achievement,797756.shtml


NARM Honors Daryl Hall and John Oates For Sustained Creative Achievement
Posted : Thu, 23 Apr 2009 16:22:30 GMT
Author : National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM)
Category : Press Release
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MARLTON, N.J. - (Business Wire) The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) announces that it will honor legendary musical artists Daryl Hall and John Oates with the Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement. The duo, which has sold more albums than any other in history during their nearly 40-year career, will be presented with the prestigious industry Award by NARM Chairman Rachelle Friedman, CEO of New York’s J&R Music & Computer World, at the Awards Dinner Finale of the Association’s four-day Annual Convention, NARM Connects: Physical…Digital…Mobile, in San Diego, California on Wednesday, June 10.
From the 1970s to mid-’80s, six of the duo’s songs reached #1, and they enjoyed multiple top 10 hits, including “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums: Bigger Than Both of Us, Voices, Private Eyes, H2O, Rock N Soul, Part I, and Big Bam Boom.
NARM President Jim Donio says, "NARM congratulates Daryl Hall and John Oates for their remarkable talents as singers, songwriters and musicians and for their inspiring creativity. Their soulful melodies have transcended four decades and crossed all demographics, and they have allowed multiple generations to enjoy their signature Rock and Soul music and appreciate their influence.”
Previous recipients of the NARM Chairman’s Award include B.B. King, Chicago, Carlos Santana, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Fleetwood Mac, and others.
NARM advances the promotion, marketing, distribution and sale of music by providing its members with a forum for diverse meeting and networking opportunities, information and education to support their businesses, as well as advocating for their common interests. NARM is based in Marlton, New Jersey. Website: http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.narm.com&esheet=5947561&lan=en_US&anchor=www.narm.com&index=1.
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NARMMarla Cimini856 616-1194cimini@narm.comorDaryl Hall and John OatesJonathan WolfsonWolfson Public RelationsPH: 818-615-0499wolfsonpr@hotmail.com

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Matches up at HOF

These are the songs/albums our fans are voting on this week at our sister site HOF.When the voting ends on Saturday, one of these songs will be our Featured Video on our HOF YouTube channel.

1. Daryl versus Daryl
Philly Mood v. Cab Driver


2. Lightweight Tourny
Talking All Night v. Romeo is Bleeding

3. Album versus Album
Abandoned Luncheonette v. Marigold Sky

4. John versus John
1000 Miles of Life v. It Girl

In order to vote, you must be a member of HOF, so why not sign up and help vote! Let your voice be heard and influence which Hall and Oates classics are our favorites!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hall and Oates release new tour dates

July 31, 2009
H&O at Borgata Resort
Atlantic City, NJ

August 02, 2009
H&O at Wolf Trap
Vienna, VA

August 04, 2009
H&O at American Music Theater
Lancaster, PA

August 06, 2009
H&O at Asser Levy Park
Brooklyn, NY

August 08, 2009
H&O at Mohegan Sun
Uncasville, CT

August 29, 2009
H&O at Nebraska State Fair
Lincoln, NE

August 30, 2009
H&O at Paramount Theater
Denver, CO

September 02, 2009
H&O at Nokia Theatre
Los Angeles, CA

September 04, 2009
H&O at The Mountain Winery
Saratoga, CA

September 05, 2009
H&O at The Mountain Winery
Saratoga, CA

September 07, 2009
H&O at Rodney Strong Vineyard
Napa, CA

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Weekly Match Results for the week ending April 18, 2009

Lightweight Tourny 2: Talking All Night silences Don't Change 6-1

Daryl v. Daryl: Philly Mood puts Someone Like You in a bad mood winning 6-2

Album v. Album: Abandoned Luncheonette deserts Do it for Love winning 6-1

John v. John: 1000 Miles of Life rocks Carved in Stone winning 6-1

Philly Mood is now our featured video this week on our YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/HallAndOatesForever

Preview of Tuesday's Finals!!!!
Talking All Night v. Romeo is Bleeding
Philly Mood v. Cab Driver
Abandoned Luncheonette v. Marigold Sky
1000 Miles of Life v. It Girl

See you soon!!!

My commentary:
I happen to think Beauty on a Back Street is not that bad of an album especially in the way it starts. Don't Change is certainly one of the top 2 standout numbers on the recording in my opinion with best being Bigger Than Both of Us. Don't Change is certainly not a "normal" H/O song but it is a good song. It shows that they can rock. I love how one is tricked into thinking the singer wants the woman not to change when he sings "not that you've got me please please don't change" and then end with the clever twist: "don't change my life"-great lyrical writing there.

Someone Like You is Daryl singing and wailing and crying and pouring out his soul all at the same time. Anyone whose lost a love can identify with the heart wrenching nature of this song. The music is perfectly written to match the lyrics. The screaming guitar solo echos the cries of a broken heart. Daryl's solo recording of this song is the better than the remake they did later in my opinion.

Do it For Love, the comeback kid. After many many long years of waiting and being written off for good, they score a #1 hit with the title track (even though it came out on VH1). We couldn't wait to hear Man on a Mission from it being played before the album came out. They graced us with driving guitar songs like Make You Stay (should've been the 3rd single), dance songs like Miss DJ and others, great covers of Someday We'll Know and Getaway Car, as well as moderate ballads like Forever For You. It is a gem and proved how much praise they deserve!!

Carved in Stone is a fun fun song. What a voice we get with John's other than Daryl's. It's very rock-country like and is just great to listen to and move with. As much as I love H/O music, they always don't write what I consider to be a "fun" song but here is a great example of one.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Matches up at HOF

These are the songs/albums our fans are voting on this week at our sister site HOF.When the voting ends on Saturday, one of these songs will be our Featured Video on our HOF YouTube channel.

1. Daryl versus Daryl
Philly Mood v. Someone Like You

2. Lightweight Tourny
Don't Change v. Talking All Night

3. Album versus Album
Do it for Love v. Abandoned Luncheonette

4. John versus John
Carved in Stone v. 1000 Miles of Life

In order to vote, you must be a member of HOF, so why not sign up and help vote! Let your voice be heard and influence which Hall and Oates classics are our favorites!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Hall and Oates add Mountain Winery shows

http://www.mountainwinery.com/concerts/schedule.asp

Sept.4th Daryl Hall and John Oates $79.50 $65.00 N/A $49.50
Sept.5th Daryl Hall and John Oates $79.50 $65.00 N/A $49.50

tickets go on sale 4/26 through www.mountainwinery.com

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Weekly Match Results for the week ending 4/11/09

Album v. Album: Marigold Sky darkens H20 winning 4-3

John v. John: It Girl turns the Color of Love to black and white winning 5-1

Daryl v. Daryl: Cab Driver drops off Stop Lovin' Me, Stop Lovin' You 5-2

Lighweight Tourny 2: Romeo is Bleeding leaves its regrets to Had I Known You Better Then winning 4-3

Cab Driver is now our featured video of the week on our YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/HallAndOatesForever

These winners are in the finals! If your choice didn't win and you didn't vote....Semifinals, Match 2 this Tuesday!! See you then!!

My commentary:

Album v Album: Wow, I was shocked. H20 losing to Marigold Sky? Now, I love Marigold Sky. I didn't know others did too. I usually read only criticism. H20, however, is my first love!! It was the first H/O recording I owned. I know every lyric, every note, every beat!!! To me, this is the 1st recording that truely captured their best in recording. Well, you know the hits. How about all the ones that could've been hits: Open All Night, Italian Girls, Go Solo. And my other favorites: Art of Heartbreak, Guessing Games, and Delayed Reaction. To me, there is no weak moment on this recording-it is pure gold!!

John v. John: Another shocker to me!! I had no idea so many prefered It Girl to Color of Love. Color of Love is a fantastic John song. They played it so well in concert that I'm sad it only had 1 little run in concert. It has great lyrics and a great guitar part. It's a great picture of John at his best!

Daryl v Daryl: Stop Lovin' Me, Stop Lovin' You, in my opinion, is the 2nd best song on Soul Alone behind Philly Mood. It's a great soul song that Daryl does better than Marvin Gaye. Daryl sings the heck out of the vocal. I think many can identify with the themes of the lyrics. It doesn't sound like a cover song at all.

Lightweight Tourny 2: Had I Known You Better Then is such a good song. After When the Morning Comes, you get the perfect gift of John's light vocals coming through with Daryl's great contrasting voice. It's not a duet but comes across with 2 contrasts that makes the song more than it probably was originally. I would probably credit the late Arif Mardin and his great production for such a fantastic job here. Glad they're playing it again!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hall and Oates Forever Turns One Year Old

Our Hall and Oates Discussion Board is turning one year old on 4/10!

It is hard to belive one year has passed since the birth of this fun board!

From the Administrators of HOF, thank you for the fun filled year you have given us and here's to another fun filled year ahead! Thank you for putting up with us as we experimented with the site and tried to figure out what we wanted to do with it! Now that we have all the bugs worked out, the best is yet to come! This year will be even better than the past year!

If you are not already a member, sign up is quick and painless! It only takes a minute!
http://z9.invisionfree.com/HallandOatesForever/index.php?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Matches up at HOF

These are the songs/albums our fans are voting on this week at our sister site HOF.When the voting ends on Saturday, one of these songs will be our Featured Video on our HOF YouTube channel.

1. Daryl versus Daryl
Stop Lovin' Me, Stop Lovin' You v. Cab Driver

2. Lightweight Tourny
Romeo is Bleeding v. Had I Known You Better Then

3. Album versus Album
H20 v. Marigold Sky

4. John versus John
Color of Love v. It Girl

In order to vote, you must be a member of HOF, so why not sign up and help vote! Let your voice be heard and influence which Hall and Oates classics are our favorites!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Weekly Match Results for the week ending 4/4/9

Daryl v. Daryl: What's in Your World? It's Someone Like You winning 8-2

John v. John: Carved in Stone crushes Spinning Down 5-2

Album v. Album: Abandoned Luncheonette abandons Soul Alone 6-2

Lightweight Tourny 2: Talking All Night outshines Lady Rain 4-3

Talking All Night is our featured Video this week on our YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/HallAndOatesForever

Semifinals start next week!! We're down to the Final Four in all matches!!! And you thought it was hard before?? See ya Tuesday!!!

My commentary:

What's in Your World? in my opinion is one of Daryl's best. It's Philly soul, it's passionate. "Whatcha tryin to hide from me, I can't fight what I can't see." Great lyrics, great music. Daryl gets into and takes us right along for the ride. I hope when it's all said and done that we remember this as one of his best solo works.

Soul Alone: I'm setting myself up here with a big bullseye but this recording is in the bottom 2 of Daryl's solo work and not a favorite of all of their recordings. Having said that, Philly Mood is one of Daryl's closest to a true Hall and Oates song and is amazing. Stop Lovin' You, Stop Lovin' Me shows how much Daryl was influenced by Marvin Gaye. This song cuts a little too close for many of us too!

Spinning Down: "We've got to live each day, never forget to say 'I love you'." Nuff said!!

Lady Rain: Why don't they bring this back? It's so so good. It was then and it is now. Hate to see this song exit the tourny. Love it when they sing together. "Oh, lady rain, is it I'll be going down in pain"-don't we all wonder that sometime?